Our Bodies, Ourselves

Last week, I was very fortunate to have a piece of mine published on The Washington Post's new dating and relationships blog "Solo-ish." The piece is called "The hardest question for me to answer on a date: 'How many siblings do you have?'" It is the first time I've had something published that addresses my… Continue reading Our Bodies, Ourselves

The Skin We Live In (Part I)

My mom doesn’t wear much makeup—no foundation or concealer. She doesn’t buy expensive department store brands of age-defying moisturizers, miracle creams, or any products with advertisements that compare a woman’s skin to freckled eggshells or hardened alligator skin. She uses the same brand of face wash—Noxema—she has used my whole life. Whenever I smell that… Continue reading The Skin We Live In (Part I)